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Old 12-28-2011, 06:13 PM
 
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Default Safest Part of Las Vegas To Live

Hi, my partner and I are looking to purchase a few homes in Vegas to invest in. I am from the East Coast (now reside in O.C. Ca) so I have never been to Vegas. Can you tell me, in your opinion, what parts to avoid investing in? AKA ghetto parts. I am looking for middle-class areas where nice, honest families will be looking to rent. I will be living in the homes myself for a year, so I do value a pleasant environment for myself and future renters.

I hear Sunrise Manor and Summerlin are nice, some dare say TOO nice. I heard the word snobby thrown around but too snobby is better critique to hear than too ghetto, if you know what I mean. I do have a real estate agent I have asked for opinions on this but the more honest opinions I hear the more I can assure myself!

Thank you so much in advance!
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Old 12-28-2011, 07:03 PM
 
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There is a thread on this forum about Henderson being the 2nd safest city in the U.S reported by Forbes magazine.
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Old 12-28-2011, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Henderson Second safest city in US
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Safest place to buy a house in Summerlin
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Old 12-28-2011, 07:37 PM
 
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Thank you so much, I thought perhaps this had been asked 10, 20 maybe 30 times before. I really appreciate the links, thank you!
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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My question is how could anyone mention Sunrise Manor and Summerlin in the same sentence concerning safe areas?

Nearly all older parts of Las Vegas are suspect. Just keep to the newer parts of town and you'll be OK. Summerlin, the Northwest, the far north, most of Henderson except downtown, Blue Diamond Road area, are mostly less than 10 to 20 years old. Like the Beltway which was built to serve those areas, the newer parts of town sort of ring the city, but you probably won't want anything to the east of Rainbow, south of Craig Road, north of Sunset Rd. E.G. the center of town. There are some OK spots but unless you know this town it's tricky.

Some will say the northern parts of North Las Vegas, but I personally have never felt a NLV zip code was a good investment with the possible exception of Aliante.
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Thank you so much, I thought perhaps this had been asked 10, 20 maybe 30 times before. I really appreciate the links, thank you!
Actually 30 times is way low.

More like 3,000.
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:50 PM
 
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Henderson the 2nd safest city in the U.S

The Las Vegas metro area still has one of the highest violent crime rates in the U.S
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Old 12-28-2011, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Midland TX
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I wouldn't invest into any home I couldn't get to daily...
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Old 12-29-2011, 12:12 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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My question is how could anyone mention Sunrise Manor and Summerlin in the same sentence concerning safe areas?

Nearly all older parts of Las Vegas are suspect. Just keep to the newer parts of town and you'll be OK. Summerlin, the Northwest, the far north, most of Henderson except downtown, Blue Diamond Road area, are mostly less than 10 to 20 years old. Like the Beltway which was built to serve those areas, the newer parts of town sort of ring the city, but you probably won't want anything to the east of Rainbow, south of Craig Road, north of Sunset Rd. E.G. the center of town. There are some OK spots but unless you know this town it's tricky.

Some will say the northern parts of North Las Vegas, but I personally have never felt a NLV zip code was a good investment with the possible exception of Aliante.
Its just the stigma...

You have a mostly new area near, Nellis AFB with a population of 40,000+ personnel, the new VA hospital opening up(retirees will flock to this area), Aliante Station(newest station casino) and homes that are below market value because of the stinky Pig Farm...Sounds like a perfect storm for a reasonable investment.

At least all of the investors I know in the area have no problem renting LONG TERM to tenants becasue most of them are military that are guaranteed to stay at Nellis for 2-4 years average. Lots of veterans currently have been trying to stay close to the base to take advantage of their medical benefits along with base privileges. Things will be much more easier when the official VA hospital opens up. Which will mean more jobs for the area and people wanting to be close to services provided.

Las Vegas VA Medical Center

So that will be a mixture of military, retirees and government workers. This is a stable group of people that don't bounce around every couple of months. Maybe every couple of years for military but that still means long term tenants for an investor. Either this group will rent long term or buy.
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Old 12-29-2011, 12:16 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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The Las Vegas metro area still has one of the highest violent crime rates in the U.S
Yeah, but those are the cops shooting citizens.
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